Lindemans Kriek | Brouwerij Lindemans

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3.85/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Kriek Foudroyante

Added by Quaffer on 07-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,503
Reviews:
543
Ratings:
1,295
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
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53
Gots:
198
Trade:
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Photo of REVZEB
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sugary sweet cherry with slight artificial taste at the finish. Some tartness and yeasts to compliment. Very high carbonation does not help artificial taste. Just an average lambic

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Photo of nitoy
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A little too sweet, ends up tasting a bit like cough syrup. Should let the tartness of the cherries come out more and it won't have this problem.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastconfederate2
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This may be my favorite beer so far. Easy drinking, yet complex. Very sweet and heavy, but just south of cloying. An excellent dessert beer. Pours a deep red. Smells and tastes of cherries, plumbs, and other stone fruit with just a hint of the funkiness and sourness that is associated with lambic beers.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
1.75/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had an aroma that screams sweet and tart dark cherry. Had to work hard to pick up some malt, cereal/grain, and a little bit of a sour tartness. Taste is almost identical to aroma, sweet and slightly tart. It has a strong resembalance to sparkling cherry juice. Overall it makes for an excellent dessert beer

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Photo of EMH73
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep red with a bit of sediment, a half inch pink head that left nice lacing. Smells and tastes of tart and sweet cherries, sweet malts and a bit of funk. Light to medium bodied, lively carbonation, tart and dry finish.

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Photo of Blackrobe
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Labeled "L BK08QKR 15244" on the back of the bottle, which translates to the date 11/8/17, 6.5 months since brewing.

Pours a clear deep cardinal red in the glass with two fingers of pink fluffy head. Nose is of a strong sour montmorency cherry, a little bit of funk, hint of red delicious apple, bit of plum and a tiny bit of earthiness. Almost exclusively cherry juice on the nose, you really had to pull the rest of them out. Taste is wonderful, a mix of sweeter bing cherries + sour montmorency cherries with a distant grain backbone. It's exactly what the bottle labels it as, a sweetened cherry lambic malt beverage. Medium-light body, medium sourness and medium sweetness. Great carbonation that rolls across the tongue. Is it a beer? Arguable. Is it good? Hell yes. If you're looking for a traditional lambic or anything complex, you wont find it here. It's fresh mix of cherries for days on end. I'm a huge fan of cherries, so this is a hit.

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Photo of ChefNick302
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris5554
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like cherry cider, sweet and very cherry. It's drinkable, tastes like a really good cherry soda. Looks like a lightly carbonated red wine. If it was cheaper, I wouldn't mind drinking a whole lot of it.

Poured into a dirty sock suspended above my mouth.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 250ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2019. ABV is stated as 3.5%. Acquired a little while back from a webshop. A cherry-flavoured lambic beer; the label states that this is made with a base of 1-year old lambic and contains 20% real cherry juice in addition to sugar and sweetener(?).

A: Poured into a tulip. A deep cherry-red colour with good clarity, some slight floating sediment and moderate carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy pink foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of intense cherry with hints of fruity sweetness, mild sourness, earthiness and just a twinge of funk. Dominated by the cherry - nice.

T: Tastes of supremely juicy cherry with notes of fruity tartness, citric acid, sugary sweetness and mild earthiness. Uncomplicated, like liquid candy. No bitterness to speak of.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and decent body for the strength. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of tart cherry, sweetness and a lingering acidity.

O: Very drinkable. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are all sharp cherry and sweetener. Body is alright. I'm well aware that this is not an authentic lambic and am not evaluating it against that standard. For what it is, however, I find it deliciously refreshing. Mainly because I have a soft spot for cherry. Worth sampling.

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Photo of RBorsato
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJinVT
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This brew has a ripe black cherry aroma that is nuanced and enticing. On the tongue, the taste explodes, and gives off super intense flavors of hardcore black cherry and blackberry. The finish is super sharp, to razor-edged, refreshing, tart and acidic. Personally I wouldn't call it beer—but I loved it start to finish just the same !

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Photo of RMW66
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vaulmas
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mangeke
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very red in color. Lots and lots of carbonation. Even the head is red in color. Extreme cherry flavor that is refreshing hard to believe this is 'beer'.

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Photo of chicagoish
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,295 ratings